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Sun
star composed of hydrogen and helium (largest object at >99.8% of total mass)
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Planet
Sizable object orbiting a star
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Moon
Natural satellite orbiting a planet
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Meteorites
Fragments of rock which fall to earth from space.
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Comet
Composed of ice and dust. Outer layer melts to water vapor as its closer to the sun
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Asteroids
Rocky objects which failed to form a planet.
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Solar system
Sun, planets, their moons, comets and asteroids
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Rheid
Solid material that flows
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Peridodite
Ultramafic rock composed of the minerals olivine and pyroxene with a coarse crystal size
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Olivine
Dense, ferromagnesian silicate mineral
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Partial melting
A proportion of the minerals will have a lower melting point, allowing them to melt while the rest remains solid.
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Kimberlites
Fine grained, ultramafic igneous rocks.
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Xenolith
Fragment of foreign rock included in igneous rock which has come from a different source.
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Planet

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Sizable object orbiting a star

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Moon

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Meteorites

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Comet

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